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January 15th, 2018

CoCo Goes Nuts, Venus Loses Amidst Day 1 Upsets at Australian Open

Vandeweghe received two code violations during her loss, the first when she refused to restart play at the end of the first set until she was brought bananas.

Posted by Staff @ 8:59 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 13 Comments »

January 12th, 2018

Preview: Serena Out; Women’s Australian Open Likely to See a 1st-Time Winner

(5) Venus vs. Bencic the must-watch 1st rd. match in Melbourne…Other tough starts for (31) Makarova vs. Begu, and the injury-hampered (13) Stephens vs. Zhang, who she has previously lost to…

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:08 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | No Comments »

November 12th, 2017

U.S. Stumbles But Vandeweghe Leads to 1st Fed Cup Title in 17 Years

Both the No. 78-ranked teenager Sabalenka and the 23-year-old No. 87-ranked Sasnovich had beaten the U.S.’s Sloane Stephens in singles, while Vandeweghe kept the U.S. in the tie with two singles wins.

Posted by Staff @ 4:31 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Muguruza, 8 of Top 10 at WTA Premier 5 Wuhan Open, Preview

Potential tough starts for the floundering (9) Radwanska vs. Rybarikova (winner to face the Gavrilova-Goerges victor), (7) Cibulkova vs. Stosur, (12) Kerber vs. Garcia, (15) Sevastova vs. Makarova, and (2) Halep vs. the Riske-Kasatkina winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

September 9th, 2017

Stephens Routs Buddy Keys for 1st Grand Slam Title at US Open

“I told Maddie I should just retire now,” said Stephens. “It’s never going to get better than this.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 pm in US Open | 25 Comments »

September 8th, 2017

Keys, Stephens Book All-American Final at US Open

“I’m super happy to be in a Grand Slam final,” Stephens said. “To do it here, obviously, my home Slam, is obviously more special. I think this is what every player dreams about.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:40 am in US Open | 23 Comments »

September 7th, 2017

All-American Grand Slam Women’s Semifinals [Chart]

The US Open semifinals is the just the sixth time in the Open Era all four women will be from the U.S.A.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:10 am in Charts, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 6th, 2017

Venus, Stephens Set Up Half of Potential All-American Semifinals at US Open

“This match meant a lot to me, obviously, playing at home and of course it being a major,” Venus said.

Posted by Staff @ 2:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 3 Comments »

September 3rd, 2017

Venus, Stephens Continue U.S. Surge at US Open

“When I started playing again at Wimbledon and D.C., I didn’t expect much,” Stephens said. “I was just playing and having fun, having a good time. I’m still playing and having a good time. That’s really all there is to it.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in Tennis, US Open | 10 Comments »

August 19th, 2017

Radwanska, Kvitova, Stephens, Bouchard Highlight WTA New Haven; Preview

Tough starts for seeds (1) Radwanks vs. (WC) Bouchard, (5) Vesnina vs. (WC) Stephens, and (7) Strycova vs. the rising Russian Kasatkina…

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 19th, 2017

Pliskova, Halep, Muguruza, Stephens Into WTA Cincy Semis

“I think it was probably one of the best matches of the year,” Muguruza said. “Because I felt like we both played very well. Especially in that third set, we were winning points and our serve was there.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:51 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

Halep, Muruguza Advance at Rain-Hit WTA Cincinnati Thursday

“The match felt quite tough — it was not easy at all,” Halep said. “I can say that I’m not playing my best tennis in this moment, but winning, even if I play less good, I think it’s a big plus for me.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

August 13th, 2017

Sublime Svitolina Wins Two To Earn Final Berth Against Wozniacki In Toronto Final

Caroline Wozniacki seeks a second Canadian Open title Sunday against Elina Svitolina.

Posted by Staff @ 12:54 am in Canadian Open | 1 Comment »

August 11th, 2017

Rain, Wozniacki and Stephens Upsets Mark WTA Toronto on Friday

“Last week, I was just hoping to win a match at some point and beat someone,” Stephens said after the match.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:52 pm in Tennis | Comments Off